Sauron is the leader of the forces of evil, and the creator of the one ring. Back in the second age he promised all the races that they will all be equal with there own rings of power. But Sauron made the one ring without there knowledge, with the power to rule over all the others, and with this his reign of shadow began. The men who were given nine rings fell under service to Sauron, these men later become the ring wraiths or Nazgul. After a time, the forces of men and elves decided to band together, and march on mordor to defeat Sauron. After the battle raged for a while victory was close for the forces of good, but however the rings power was very great. Wearing the one ring Sauron himself entered the fray, it looked as if everything was lost until the king of men Elendil stepped forward with Narsil and fell to Sauron. After his father fell, Isildur attempted to fight Sauron, but Sauron broke Narsil by stepping on it. After it was broken, Isildur took up what was left of the sword, and cut the one ring from Sauron`s hand. With his power gone, Sauron fell with a flash of light, and was no more, and than a new age began. Saurons sole is alive in the one ring, as long as it survives, Sauron can not be truly killed. His soul is in the form of a great fiery eye that stands atop the tower of Brad-dur. From here he can watch over middle earth, and the world of men. After the battle Isildur toke the ring for himself and fell because of it, after his death the ring got lost for a long time. Later it was fund by a Hobbit type being by the name of Smeagle, while he was fishing with his friend Deagle. Deagle was the one who fund the ring and the two fought over it and Smeagle killed Deagle. The ring was lost again for a long time until it was found in Smeagle`s cave by Bilbo Baggans. After this it was taken to the Shire where it stayed with Bilbo for a while, until on his birthday he used the ring and Gandalf fund out about it. After this the ring went to Frodo(Bilbos nephew), and by this time Sauron knew of it`s location. As soon as he knew it was found, he sent out the nine or the Nazgul to hunt down the one who carried the ring, they can always fell its presence, but can not locate it till someone wears it. Frodo was doing a good job of avoiding the Nazgul with Sam, Merry and Pippin helping him, until at bree at the inn of the prancing pony, he put the ring on by accident. Sauron and the Nazgul than found out where he was, and if it was not for Aragorn he would have been found, Aragorn knew how to hide them, and they escaped once again. Saurons Nazgul had many chances after this to capture the ring, but they failed every time, the most epic being at Weathertop where they had Frodo cornered but still allowed him to get away. After Frodo really got into his journey to destroy the ring, the Nazgul kind of faded out of the picture, and did not chase after him nearly as much as before. Sauron knew who had the ring and for how long, so he may have been thinking they would be corrupted by it, and not destroy it. I`t looked as if victory was near for Sauron as he was about to crush all of men on his own land at the black gate, but little did he know it was a trap set up by king Aragorn to give Frodo time with the ring in Mordor. The ring was destroyed finally after a struggle with Smeagle who tried to reclaim it, and if it was not for Smeagle it may not have been destroyed. Because in the end Frodo was taken by it at mount doom, and Smeagle caused them both to fall off the edge into the lava. Smeagle was killed and the ring destroyed, but Frodo clung to the edge and lived, and with that Sauron was finally and utterly killed.
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